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    What about ACCURATE?
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    Agreed FF ^^

    As well I use mine first to train or retrain my hand (muscle) and brain (memory) when ever I want to acquire a new skill/motion/position or to fix an error. I'd go through a box of .22 (550+ rds) repeating that effort first before then going to carry ammo which in my case is 45 ACP.

    Agreed with others too toward a conversion unit as well for practical reasons not just cost.
    I've got a Marvel Precision upper conversion which is match/competiton grade accurate with WWB (!) that I run on my bullseye specific and carry 1911 lowers and with that I get continuity of arms thus my brain doesn't have to retrain itself to that end and the trigger along with grip remain same too so the only real variable is the sight picture and the recoil. Even there the sights can be changed if one desires to match their more normal upper but I've found it unnecessary.

    Shooting .22LR for anyone toward anything is a great way to develop the fundamentals and from there build on as well as retain them.

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    unfortunately, I don't have the time to wait for a .22 conversion kit, though I agree it's a good idea. I'm going to go out tonight and buy something, and I want to be reasonably well educated before I plop down the cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    well, I guess that settles it. I'll have to go by the local gun shop tonight and see what their selection is.

    A couple of people have recommended Rugers. I'm not very familiar with their line-up or how difficult they are to tear down. Can anyone give me a crash course (I'm at work, and I don't really want to be researching guns here, even .22's)? What other cheap, reliable, and easy to clean .22 pistols are out there?
    While the Rugers can be harder to take down unless your buying a smith 41 theres nothing better

    I have over 10k rounds though my Ruger Mark II No problems what so ever

    The Walther p22 has a lot of bad press and complaints

    the Beretta Neos is better

    Browning buckmarks seem to be fine also

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    Yep - Ruger, Browning . even the beretta Neos seems to be liked by some.

    Don't sweat it too much with Ruger tear down .. regular cleaning can be done without foing that but - when the time comes to do it you will find it ''fiddly'' - I have no link immediately to hand but there is a site with a useful step-by-step. After first time it gets easier!
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    Ruger Gov't tear down is just different. It takes a few times to get use to it. Great pistols
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    unfortunately, I don't have the time to wait for a .22 conversion kit, though I agree it's a good idea. I'm going to go out tonight and buy something, and I want to be reasonably well educated before I plop down the cash.
    DO NOT spend $400 on the P22. Grossly overpriced. Ruger MkII, like Bud & P95 said, or the browning Buckmark, are the best value for the money.

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    When making the transition from auto to revolver I really struggled, so I bought a 4" Taurus 94 for cheap practice. It not only helped with my revolver training but somehow improved my accuracy with an auto.

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    here is a quick take down theres a better one got to find it yet

    http://www.alpharubicon.com/leo/markiipike.htm

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    Here is the good take down

    http://www.1bad69.com/ruger/field_strip.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin View Post
    When making the transition from auto to revolver I really struggled, so I bought a 4" Taurus 94 for cheap practice. It not only helped with my revolver training but somehow improved my accuracy with an auto.
    That's a good point, a cheap .22 revolver might be just the thing. Unfortunately, I know even less about revolvers than .22 semi-autos.

    Anyone have any experience with the S&W 22A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    That's a good point, a cheap .22 revolver might be just the thing. Unfortunately, I know even less about revolvers than .22 semi-autos.

    Anyone have any experience with the S&W 22A?
    Yep sure do some 22a have great triggers other well 11 #s is about right for the trigger its hit and miss and not a lot you can do to fix it

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    Agree with the advice to avoid the Beretta Neos & Walther P22, as well as most S&W except the M41 ($$$!). Just about any Ruger or Browning autoloader will fill the bill. And the Marvel 1911 Conversion really IS a marvel. But it's pricey as well.

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    Well, it's time for my terrible influence. I have a .22 pistol and a .22 revolver. This way I have a beginner weapon for someone who is only interest in either revolvers or pistols. And they are both inexpensive and fun to shoot. Take two, they're small. :)

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    Nothing wrong with a wheelie in 22 either i have a few in each style

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